usually, we head up to western new york for our annual summer pilgrimage in june or maybe early july. but this year, my baby brother’s wedding was set to take place in august, so we planned our excursion around the wedding date. we arrived the weekend before the wedding, so we could get in some […]
STL non-arch themed happenings.(us grant, farmers market, city museum).
our last day in st. louis was a saturday, so derek was able to join us as we crammed in as much as we possibly could. (he took a lot of days off for the big things, but usually had to work while we did the smaller monuments and such). we started off with a […]
quilt town, usa.
our main reason for a layover in kansas city was to see some good pals who live in the area. but, an untimely illness ran through their entire family, and they weren’t feeling up to it (and it seemed slightly unwise, even if they had already had the covid previously). so, with my day freed […]
the iNtErNaTiOnAl quilt museum.
when derek informed me that we were spending a couple of days in lincoln, nebraska, i got to work googling, yelping, trip advisoring, and all trails-ing, to see what things there might possibly be to do in lincoln. aside from our obligatory capitol trip and homestead national monument, i didn’t find much for kid friendly […]
the mammoth site.
for my last big adventure with the kiddos whilst in custer, south dakota, i dragged them all out to the mammoth site. it was about 45 minutes away, in hot springs, and we knew it would only take a couple of hours at most, so we were able to have a lazy morning. which means […]
chicago. day one.an old house, a museum, inside out pizza.
our drive from indiana dunes to chicago wasn’t all that far, but it was pretty stressful, as most folks who have driven in chicago traffic will attest. we parked the rv in a parking lot and then piled into the car to rush over to our first activity, a scheduled tour of the robie house, […]
cleveland rocks! (but mostly because of “a christmas story”)
after our time in batavia, we headed west, all the way to erie, pennsylvania (whomp whomp), where we spent the night to be closer to cleveland, where we had mid morning plans. we planned to stay at a walmart, but when we arrived and noticed no other rvs, we inquired within and learned that this […]
key west. revisited.
the weather for our second day in the keys was the same as our first, exceptionally windy, so we had to stick to land bound activities. we hadn’t planned on visiting key west again on this trip, but with a shortage of options, we decided to give it another go. our first stop was to […]
charleston. last moments.
after three days (one, two, three) of pretty great adventures and excursions, our charleston trip was winding down. on our last evening, we partook in some local flavors. obviously i had to have a praline. (the kids went with fudge) and derek cooked up some local caught fish. i also strolled over to harris teeter […]
GSO science center with BFF.
hazel has been requesting a playdate with her best pal from co-op (lochlyn) for forever. the plague of winter break prevented her mom and i from pulling it together, but finally we were able to squeeze in a day at the greensboro science center together. the skies looked ominous, so we opted to do as […]